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Kosakata

  • aspire
  • inveigh
  • nettle
  • overt
  • relega

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Sunday Morning at Pearl Harbor

At breakfast time on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Dorie Miller was serving coffee aboard the battleship West Virginia. Dorie was black, and the highest job to which he could then aspire in the U.S. Navy was that of messman. While Dorie was technically a member of a great fighting fleet, he was not expected to fight. Most Army and Navy officers inveighed against blacks as fighting men. Although blacks were nettled by such overt prejudice, Dorie Miller apparently accepted being relegated to the role of a messhall servant. Now, as he poured the coffee, Dorie was wondering why the airplanes above were making so much noise on a peaceful Sunday morning.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Although the comic’s quips seemed to be mild, they began to __________ the nightclub’s owner.
  • I had a premonition that Eli would __________ to the position of captain.
  • The pickets agreed to __________ against the law that curtailed their freedom.
  • __________ acts of violence by the prisoner jeopardized his parole.
  • When they tried to __________ the star to a minor role she was furious.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ irritate
  • ____ open
  • ____ assign to an inferior position
  • ____ to strive for
  • ____ attack verbally

Idiom

to bury the hatchet = to make peace.

  • After not speaking to each other for a year, they decided to bury the hatchet.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 92

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Kosakata

  • surmise
  • curtail
  • repress
  • cryptic
  • inchoate

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The Italian Navigator Lands

The chain reaction took place precisely as Enrico Fermi had surmised. After twenty-eight minutes he curtailed the experiment, giving the signal to replace the control rod. The normally reserved scientists, unable to repress their excitement, let out a tremendous cheer and gathered around Fermi to shake his hand. Although it was time to celebrate, some of the men remarked soberly that “the world would never be the same again.” On December 2, 1942, the news of Fermi’s achievement was relayed in a cryptic telephone message:

“The Italian Navigator has reached the New World.”

“And how did he find the natives?”

“Very friendly.”

The Atomic Age was inchoate but truly here!

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Publication of the lurid magazine was __________ by the district attorney.
  • Although his remarks appeared __________ at first, we began to see how really pertinent they were.
  • I had to __________ my desire to interject my criticism during the debate.
  • Edna had __________ that she would be charged a nominal sum and so she was outraged when she got the bill.
  • The young couple was disappointed to see the __________ state of their new house.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ puzzling
  • ____ guess
  • ____ to put down
  • ____ to cut short
  • ____ in an early stage

Idiom

to keep the pot boiling = to see that interest doesn’t die down.

  • Dickens kept the pot boiling by ending each chapter on a note of uncertainty and suspense.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 7:27 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 91

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Kosakata

  • premise
  • jeopardize
  • incredulous
  • permeate
  • propitious

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The Squash Court Experiment

As the pile grew, so did the entire project. Fermi moved his materials to an abandoned squash court under a football stadium at the University of Chicago. His pace accelerated because they were proceeding on the premise that the Germans were close to atomic success. Six weeks after the pile had been started, its critical size was reached. Three brave young men jeopardized their lives by ascending the pile, ready to cover it with liquid cadmium if anything went wrong. Almost fifty scientists and several incredulous observers mounted a balcony to watch. One physicist remained on the floor; it was his job to extract the final cadmium control rod. Unbearable tension permeated the atmosphere. Fermi completed his calculations, waited for a propitious moment, and then gave the signal.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Acting on the __________ that there were no burglars around, the police became quite lax.
  • After I had perused the Yankee lineup, I was __________ about their chances of winning.
  • The trapeze artist was squeamish about having to __________ his life.
  • A terrible odor that was impossible to expunge __________ the skunk handler’s clothing.
  • At a __________ moment the flamboyant movie star made her grand entrance.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ favorable
  • ____ endanger
  • ____ to spread through
  • ____ skeptical
  • ____ grounds for a conclusion

Idiom

out of the frying pan into the fire = to go from a difficult situation to a worse one.

  • I thought I had escaped, but actually I went out of the frying pan into the fire.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 7:25 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 90

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Kosakata

  • ultimate
  • eventuate
  • emit
  • subterranean
  • viable

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The Ultimate Weapon Takes Shape

Enrico Fermi designed a device that could eventuate in a chain reaction. It consisted of layers of graphite, alternated with chunks of uranium. The uranium emitted neutrons, and the graphite slowed them down. Holes were left for long cadmium safety rods. By withdrawing those control rods Fermi could speed up the production of neutrons, thus increasing the number of uranium atoms that would be split (fission). When the rods were withdrawn to a critical point, then the neutrons would be produced so fast that the graphite and cadmium could not absorb them. In that manner a chain reaction would result. Slowly, Fermi’s first atomic pile began to grow in a subterranean room at Columbia University. The big question remainedwas it viable?

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • A thorough investigation __________ in a comprehensive report.
  • After two years of confinement in a __________ dungeon, the prisoner was thin and wan.
  • The mayor issued a diatribe against companies whose smokestacks __________ poisonous fumes.
  • Gaining better housing for all was the __________ goal of the zealous reformer.
  • When the schism in the company was healed, a __________ arrangement was worked out.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ underground
  • ____ final
  • ____ practicable, workable
  • ____ to give off
  • ____ to result finally

Idiom

the lion’s share = the major portion.

  • Because the salesman was essential to the business, he demanded the lion’s share of the profits.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 89

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Kosakata

  • importune
  • incontrovertible
  • surreptitious
  • haven
  • subjugate

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In the winter of 1941, Enrico Fermi and a number of other distinguished scientists importuned President Franklin Roosevelt for authorization to begin an all-out effort in atomic energy research. The scientists were alarmed by incontrovertible evidence of surreptitious German experiments, and they asked for speedy approval. Italian-born Enrico Fermi was the ideal man to lead the atomic research. Already in 1938 he had won the Nobel Prize for work with radioactive elements and neutron bombardment. Fermi had found a haven from the Fascists (his wife was Jewish) and he knew that if the Germans were the first to develop an atomic bomb it would mean that Hitler could subjugate the entire world. The international race for atomic supremacy was on.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Although Eddie was not sanguine about his chances, he continued to __________ his boss for a winter vacation.
  • In inclement weather our barn is a __________ for many animals.
  • The dictator used duplicity in order to __________ his rivals.
  • With a __________ movement, the meticulous bookkeeper emptied the ash tray.
  • The expert’s __________ testimony corroborated the police report.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ undeniable
  • ____ ask urgently
  • ____ conquer
  • ____ place of safety
  • ____ stealthy, accomplished by secret

Idiom

to take the bull by the horns = to face a problem directly.

  • After several days of delay, the minister decided to take the bull by the horns, and so he sent for the vandals.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 88

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Kosakata

  • timorous
  • truncated
  • jaunty
  • fractious
  • ostentatious

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At last, Monte’s chance to perform came. He had played the timorous Lion in a truncated version of ”The Wizard of Oz,” which the apprentices had staged. But now there was an open audition to cast the final show of the season. It was to be a jaunty original comedy, given a summer tryout prior to a Broadway opening. Monte, who by now had adopted the stage name of Monte Merryweather, read for the producers, hoping to get the part of the hero’s fractious landlord. Unfortunately, the competition was too roughbut the director assigned Monte to a less ostentatious part. And so for the first two weeks in September the stagestruck accountant had a two-minute, twoline part. What was his role? The hero’s accountant!

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • It is frustrating to have one’s lengthy remarks printed in __________ form.
  • With his cap set at a __________ angle, the amicable sailor strutted down the street.
  • In an __________ display of histrionics the star refused to perform.
  • Under duress the normally __________ husband was coerced into demanding a raise.
  • Roger’s __________ behavior compounded the bad relationship he had already had with his partner.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ fearful
  • ____ cut short
  • ____ sprightly, gay
  • ____ showy
  • ____ quarrelsome

Idiom

Indian summer = warm autumn weather.

  • Parts of the country were deep in snow, but the East was enjoying an Indian summer.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 87

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Kosakata

  • expunge
  • flamboyant
  • anathema
  • schism
  • utopia

Baca Dengan Seksama

During the first weeks of the summer, Monte Ziltch didn’t even have time to consider whether he had made an egregious mistake. He was too engrossed with his work, performing a thousand and one odd jobs around the theater. First there was the opening production of A Chorus Line, then two weeks of The Fantasticks, followed by a poignant Diary of Anne Frank, which did excellent business. All through those weeks, Monte painted, carried, nailed, collected, ran, studied, and perspired. He had expunged all traces of debits and credits from his mind, burying himself in the more flamboyant world of the theater. Accounting became anathema to him as the schism between his present utopia and his former drudgery widened.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • In Lost Horizon a character recoiled at the idea of living in a __________.
  • A pernicious __________ developed between the two sisters.
  • The traitor’s name was __________ in his father’s domicile.
  • Our theatrical pages were inundated with press releases from the __________ producer.
  • After having made the rash statements, the senator wished that he could __________ them from the record.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ split
  • ____ something greatly detested
  • ____ place of perfection
  • ____ erase
  • ____ showy, colorful

Idiom

to save face = to avoid disgrace.

  • Instead of firing the corrupt executive, they allowed him to retire in order that he might save face.

 

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December 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

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